Carl Andre

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Andre, Carl

(än`drā), 1935–, American sculptor, b. Quincy, Mass. A student of Patrick Morgan and associate of Frank StellaStella, Frank,
1936–, American artist, b. Malden, Mass. In his early "black paintings" Stella exhibits the precision and rationality that characterized minimalism, employing parallel angular stripes to emphasize the rectangular shape of his large canvases.
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, Andre produces sculptures of elemental form and abstract monumentality. His works and materials—granite blocks and other cut or natural stone, bricks, raw wooden timbers, steel plates, and repeating geometric shapes of various other metals—reflect the quarries, shipyards, and islands of his birthplace and his years spent as a freight-train brakeman. One of the founders of minimalismminimalism,
schools of contemporary art and music, with their origins in the 1960s, that have emphasized simplicity and objectivity. Minimalism in the Visual Arts
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) in sculpture, he is famous for his grid-based floor pieces and for his large outdoor works. A typical early work is Lever (1966), in which fire bricks were arranged to extend laterally 400 feet (122 m) from a gallery wall. A representative late outdoor piece is the gravel and steel Chinati Thirteener (2010), one of the minimalist installations at Marfa, Tex. Andre is also known for his "concrete poetry." In 1988 he was acquitted of pushing his wife, land artland art
or earthworks,
art form developed in the late 1960s and early 70s by Robert Smithson, Robert Morris, Michael Heizer, and others, in which the artist employs the elements of nature in situ or rearranges the landscape with earthmoving equipment.
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 sculptor Ana Mendiata, to her death from their 34th-floor apartment.


See his 12 Dialogs (1980); study by A. Rider (2011).

André, Carl

(1935–  ) sculptor; born in Quincy, Mass. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. (1951–53), moved to New York City (1957), and worked as a brakeman and conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad (1960–64). He became known for his modular sculptures, such as Pyramids series (mid-1960s), and his scattered plastic works such as Spill (1968).
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32) In her support, Carl Andre wrote to Miller addressing the implications of her work being described as a rug, and his letter was published right after Miller's in the same issue of Artforum.
Carl Andre curso estudios en la Academia Phillips de Andover, Massachusetts, dirigida por Maud y Patrick Morgan.
London's Tate gallery was accused of wasting public money in 1972 after it was revealed it had bought Equivalent VIII by Carl Andre (right) which consisted of 120 firebricks arranged on the floor.
Not surprisingly, the MOCA, Guggenheim and LACMA shows have all included works by Minimalism's heavy hitters: Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Richard Serra, and John McCracken, among others.
Capistran, documenting his performance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in sitting 2000, on a floor sculpture by Carl Andre.
Two of the artists, Carl Andre and Joseph Kosuth, whom she initially interviewed, asked that their transcripts not be published here.
Franck Hammoutene's Modernist essays, designed with sombre elegance and a great deal of drama, are imbued with influences drawn from the work of '60s artists such as Richard Serra and Carl Andre.
Entre los artistas representados se encuentran Josseph Beyys, Alexander Calder, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gene Davis, Sol LeWitt, Joel Shapiro, Frank Stella, Carl Andre, Felix Gonzalez Torres, David Hockney, Jeff Koons, Joseph Kosuth, Manolo Valdes, Cindy Sherman y otros.
In 1972 the Tate sparked uproar by buying a smaller brick sculpture by Carl Andre.
Returning to New York City, she married the famous minimalist Carl Andre in January of 1985, although she continued to work in Rome for months at a time.
The sparse, intellectual style of Minimalism, and the artworks created by sculptors such a Carl Andre, Richard Serra and Gordon Matta-Clark were important factors in the development of Gehry's expressive language of forms and symbols.
In New York, she made a home for Conceptual and Minimal art and, with the landmark exhibition "10" in 1966, advanced the careers of Sol LeWItt, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Carl Andre, Robert Smithson, and Donald Judd.